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The focus of the painting is the imminent shipwreck which derives from the local folk memory of ‘The Mournefull Marriage’, when 47 people and 11 horses, comprising a wedding party, were drowned as a sudden storm at sunset sank the Windermere ferry on 19 October 1635.
oil on canvas
H 136 x W 202 cm
purchased with the assistance of the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, the National Art Collections Fund, the Friends of Abbot Hall and the National Heritage Memorial Fund, 1988